Controllers http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8228/more en From Napkin to Final Product, One PCB Design’s Journey (Part 3) http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-3 <div class="field-deck"> Follow a designer from doodling on a napkin to producing a final product for a new PCB. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Follow a designer from doodling on a napkin to producing a final product for a new PCB.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-3#comments Contributing Technical Experts Controllers Recreation Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:30:00 +0000 65081 at http://machinedesign.com Reduce programmable I/O costs with field logic controllers http://machinedesign.com/controllers/reduce-programmable-io-costs-field-logic-controllers <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Turck </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Balancing the need for programmable I/O with the cost of PLC upgrades has long been an automation challenge. New technology advances now...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/reduce-programmable-io-costs-field-logic-controllers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/reduce-programmable-io-costs-field-logic-controllers#comments Controllers White Papers Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:54:00 +0000 64881 at http://machinedesign.com From Napkin to Final Product, One PCB Design’s Journey (Part 2) http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-2 <div class="field-deck"> Follow a designer from doodling on a napkin to producing a final product for a new PCB. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Follow a designer from doodling on a napkin to producing a final product for a new PCB.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-2#comments Contributing Technical Experts Controllers Recreation Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:44:00 +0000 64891 at http://machinedesign.com From Napkin to Final Product, One PCB Design’s Journey (Part 1) http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-1 <div class="field-deck"> Follow a designer from doodling on a napkin to producing a final product for a new PCB. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Follow a designer from doodling on a napkin to producing a final product for a new PCB.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-1#comments Contributing Technical Experts Controllers Recreation Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:07:00 +0000 64391 at http://machinedesign.com The Advantages of Modern Electric Actuators http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/advantages-modern-electric-actuators <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Exlar </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are reasons one might have for choosing electric actuators over hydraulic actuators? What are the primary...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/advantages-modern-electric-actuators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/advantages-modern-electric-actuators#comments Design FAQs Controllers Hydraulics Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:42:00 +0000 63811 at http://machinedesign.com Has the PLC Met Its Match? http://machinedesign.com/controllers/has-plc-met-its-match <div class="field-deck"> Decentralized technologies like PAC can work with PLCs, but by offering more features for machine vision and IIoT, they may be in a state of diminishing return. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Limitations and data requirements surrounding programmable logic controllers are leading companies to ask whether PLCs are the best options for their designs.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/has-plc-met-its-match" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/has-plc-met-its-match#comments Controllers IoT Motion Control Tue, 24 May 2016 19:27:00 +0000 62391 at http://machinedesign.com FAQ's on Thermal Actuators http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/faqs-thermal-actuators <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by ThermOmegaTech </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How can one describe a thermal actuator and how does it function? What are the operating condition...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/faqs-thermal-actuators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/faqs-thermal-actuators#comments Design FAQs Controllers Motion Control Mon, 23 May 2016 15:08:00 +0000 53511 at http://machinedesign.com PLCs, PCs, and PACs: When the Lines in Motion Control Become Blurred http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/plcs-pcs-and-pacs-when-lines-motion-control-become-blurred <div class="field-byline"> Marissa K. Tucker and Jim Wiley, Parker Hannifin </div> <div class="field-deck"> Asking the right questions early simplifies optimizing your next motion control system. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Asking the right questions early simplifies optimizing your next motion control system.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/plcs-pcs-and-pacs-when-lines-motion-control-become-blurred" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/plcs-pcs-and-pacs-when-lines-motion-control-become-blurred#comments Controllers Motion Control Tue, 03 May 2016 15:40:00 +0000 61411 at http://machinedesign.com B&R’s modular application (mapp) Technology sets the bar high for automation programming http://machinedesign.com/controllers/br-s-modular-application-mapp-technology-sets-bar-high-automation-programming <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by B&R Automation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Not much has really changed about the software running industrial machinery over the past two decades. In the same time, there’s been a revolution in computer science, along with a corresponding rise in computer science graduates. But in the factories and distribution centers that use computers known as programmable logic (PLC) or automation controllers (PAC), it’s been largely status quo. The same can even be said for industrial robots, the icons of automation.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/br-s-modular-application-mapp-technology-sets-bar-high-automation-programming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/br-s-modular-application-mapp-technology-sets-bar-high-automation-programming#comments Controllers White Papers Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:02:00 +0000 48931 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (3/28-4/4) http://machinedesign.com/controllers/machine-design-s-products-week-328-44 <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week's product gallery includes oil/air coolers, heavy-duty rotary encoders, and die-cast aluminum air regulators.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/machine-design-s-products-week-328-44" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/machine-design-s-products-week-328-44#comments Controllers Wed, 30 Mar 2016 22:37:00 +0000 59061 at http://machinedesign.com